DeSoto County, Mississippi Population 2020

DeSoto County, Mississippi's estimated population is 188,175 with a growth rate of 1.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeSoto County, Mississippi is the 3rd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020188,1753,0871.67%
2019185,0883,0871.70%
2018182,0013,0871.73%
2017178,9143,2051.82%
2016175,7092,4441.41%
2015173,2652,4921.46%
2014170,7732,3981.42%
2013168,3751,9541.17%
2012166,4212,3601.44%
2011164,0612,2801.41%
2010161,78193,871138.23%
199067,91013,98025.92%
198053,93018,04550.29%
197035,88511,99450.20%
196023,891-708-2.88%
195024,599-2,064-7.74%
194026,6631,2254.82%
193025,4381,0794.43%
192024,3591,2295.31%
191023,130-1,621-6.55%
190024,7515682.35%
189024,1831,2595.49%
188022,924-9,097-28.41%
187032,0218,68537.22%
186023,3364,29422.55%
185019,04212,040171.95%
18407,0020.00%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White119,83068.03%
Black or African American46,05326.15%
Two or More Races4,1362.35%
Some Other Race3,6262.06%
Asian2,1561.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native3020.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.02%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

DeSoto County, Mississippi Median Age

36.7


Total

35.2


Male

38


Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Adults

There are 130,054 adults, (21,739 of whom are seniors) in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

90,958

51.64%

Male

85,174

48.36%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Households and Families

DeSoto County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

DeSoto County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
All73.7%26.3%
Non Family65.3%34.7%
Male56.9%43.1%
Female55.1%44.9%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,0782.8373.7
Married33,3683.3984.4
Non Family16,7591.2665.3
Female8,6913.4355.1
Male3,2603.5456.9

3.31

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

DeSoto County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6293.17%
9th to 12th Grade8,1997.15%
High School Graduate34,02029.68%
Some College29,30925.57%
Associates Degree11,87210.36%
Bachelors Degree18,70116.31%
Graduate Degree8,9077.77%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White79,55272,75319,777
Black27,69624,6116,483
Hispanic4,3972,959674
Other Race1,7811,136259
Asian1,5451,308413
Multiple Races1,3461,096245
Native American24221034
Islander2913

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.73%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,183$47,751$34,073
Less Than High School$25,969$30,411$17,138
High School Grad$33,264$42,060$27,777
Some College$39,062$48,659$31,795
Bachelors Degree$51,477$64,421$43,065
Graduate Degree$59,691$66,469$53,809

$40,183

Average Earnings

$47,751

Average Male

$34,073

Average Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language by Age

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

94.40% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.06% of the population.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,3578,2807.24%
Black45,5225,26211.56%
Hispanic8,5681,78220.80%
Other3,58496827.01%
Multiple4,0693217.89%
Asian2,1561748.07%
Native3023812.58%

9.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Other, with 27.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is White, with 7.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.32%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.02%
High School9.35%
Some College6.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.09%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,169$80,337
Families$76,853$90,909
Married Families$87,522$104,606
Non Families$37,626$47,714

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans

10,930

Number of Veterans

9,840

Male Veterans

1,090

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,246
First Gulf War3,026
Second Gulf War2,410
Korea714
World War II171
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,4349.24%
Black2,2586.94%
Hispanic2254.20%
2 or More1679.29%
Other522.34%
Indian198.02%

$DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment Status

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

33.01%

Born in Mississippi

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.35% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 33.01% having been born in Mississippi. 2.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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